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AT&T partners with local organizations to offer free virtual field trips for students

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Posted at 1:22 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 13:22:54-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Due to COVID-19 traditional field trips are not taking place, as a result AT&T has partnered with several local organizations to offer free virtual field trips to local public and charter school students.

AT&T has partnered with the following organizations to offer free virtual field trips:

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Buffalo Museum of Science
  • Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum
  • The Buffalo History Museum
  • Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage

The virtual field trips offer prerecorded videos as well as live virtual leader-led tours.

"The program is designed to provide a wide array of offerings tailored for students of different ages, ranging from 1st through 12th grades," AT&T said in a release. "To help eliminate economic barriers and to foster inclusion, this unique program is provided free of charge for all students and classes that attend Buffalo or Niagara Falls public or charter schools and Western New York Title 1 schools. This program is made possible by a $75,000 contribution from AT&T and the generosity of the partnering cultural and educational institutions."

For more information on the program you can click here.

"Field trips are such an important component of every student's education, providing enriching exposure to our world-class cultural institutions. While in-person class visits are not possible during the pandemic, virtual field trips are a terrific way to open the doors to our many museums and other cultural assets," Mayor Byron W. Brown said. "Thank you to the cultural institutions which have embraced this creative way to offer field trips, and also to AT&T for once again stepping up as a community partner to make this new initiative possible."